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is exploited for one political party's agenda over another. >> president obama using denver police officers as a backdrop for his gun control speech. copsas probs? a lot of police officers were not happy, including this sheriff justin smith. good evening, sir. >> good evening, greta. >> nice to see you. and, sheriff, presidents from both sides of the aisle have been doing it for decades, using people as propose. today, it's cops as props. what do you think about it? >> you know, i agree with the denver police officers that i spoke with, that it was completely inappropriate. these officers have a job to do. they should be on the sfreet protecting their community, not used as political props. the officers i talked to were disgusted that they had been coerced and cajoled into getting them on stage. >> you know, some of the police officers didn't show up today -- or didn't stand by the president. is that in part because of the very controversial new gun troll law in colorado? is that what is distressing some police officers or members of law enforcement? >> absolutely, greta. that's what really
's get to the news live at 5:po a.m. at 30 rock in new york city. >>> president obama is looking for support outside of washington, d.c. yesterday, at a police academy, not far from the sight of last summer's shooting in colorado, the president focused on background checks saying his goal is not to take firearms away from their owners. >> the opponents of these common sense laws have ginned up fears among responsible gun owners that have nothing to do with what's being proposed or nothing to do with the facts but feeds into a suspicion about government. if there are folks out there right now who are gun owners hearing somebody is taking away your guns, get the facts. we are not proposing a gun registration system. we are proposing background checks for criminals. >> president obama used a similar argument in a plea to gun shop owners. >> if you are selling a gun, wouldn't you want to know who you are selling it to? wouldn't you want to know? wouldn't you want, in your conscience to know the person you are selling to isn't going to commit a crime? >> despite the president's push,
ahead of president obama's speech on gun control in just a few hours. police there are sharing concerns about the president's plan to use a police department training facility and police officers as a back drop for his remarks, while promoting his gun control proposals. denver police officer dan ny wise is joining us now and he's one of the officers voicing concerns shared by many, danny tells us. officer, thank you very much for being here. so the president is going out there, he will use police officers as a back drop and as props, as critics would say. how did it first come to your attention that there are police officers in the ranks who were not happy about this? >> well, i'm on vacation, but checking social media like facebook, several officers were contacting me over the weekend and voicing concerns. over the year i've been kind of a formal and informal advocate for officers expressing issues and often recipients of alerts from the rank and file. >> megyn: what were they saying? >> there was a big concern how we were getting ourselves involved in a very partisan, political subjec
for president obama once again today as momentum seems to be fading post-newtown. in colorado the president visited a police academy, congratulated lawmakers there for tightening gun rules there in the wake of the aurora movie theater shooting last year. that left 12 dead. in pushing for background checks the president told the audience there doesn't have to be a conflict between the safety of citizens and second amendment rights in this country. >>> there is politics in the news tonight. you may not be up on the special election under way for a congressional seat in south carolina. the two candidates have been decided. former governor mark sanford, the republican famous for running out on his wife for the woman who is now his fiancee. she showed up at his primary victory last night. he is running against stephen colbert's sister. elizabeth colbert bush who prefers the less fancy, less french-infused family name of colbert. it's a conservative district. she's fighting an uphill fight. the special election is may 7. >>> this very network, nbc is in the news tonight after the official word to
. they were found in a barn near the prison. authorities were led there after a pawnshop clerk called police. someone was pawning jewelry left in a stolen car. >>> president obama delivers his budget next week. one white house official says it will meet republicans at least halfway. "the new york times" reports the president will propose cuts to social security and medicare which moderate republicans support. but he will also propose higher taxes on the rich which many in the party oppose. the president appears to be hoping to crack republican unity. >>> and secretary of state john kerry is the latest cabinet member to give back part of his salary in solidarity with his staff. workers have to take days off because -- without pay because of the sequestration budget cuts. the president and some others will give 5% back to the government. kerry is among those who will give his part to charity for department employees. >> well, kerry's predecessor hillary clinton has inked a book deal. memoir scheduled to be released in june of next year. a source says it will not include anything about the 2008
, the president making a new push for gun control in a few hours, president obama will head to denver where state lawmakers passed tough new gun laws. the president will speak at the denver police academy, a few miles from the theater where the massacre in aurora happened last summer. >>> surprising moment from former north carolina governor mark sanford. he gave a victory speech with his fiancee by his side this is the same woman he was having an affair with. she almost never appeared in public with sanford. he's won south carolina's primary for a u.s. house seat. sanford will face elizabeth colbert-busch, the sister of stephen colbert. >>> award winning superintendent has left jail after posting bond. beverly hall accused of rewarding teacher who's allegedly changed student test scores in the atlanta public school district. she earned $225,000 in bonuses over three years for the unexplained test score game. the former atlanta superintendent denies wrongdoing. 35 other atlanta educators are indicted. 26 have turned themselves in. >>> the man in prison for the involuntary manslaughter in the case
place on friday. >>> president obama taking his fight for tougher gun laws on the road. he's going to speak at denver police academy, that's later today. and the white house says that the president believes that the country still supports new gun regulations after the shootings in newtown, connecticut. in colorado the president is going to meet with victims of the movie theater shooting in aurora and from the 1999 columbine massacre. next week he's going to take his campaign as well to hartford, connecticut. >>> well, the disgraced former governor of south carolina taking another step on his road to political redemption now. mark sanford won the republican primary runoff election for u.s. house seat yesterday. results showing him beating his opponent 57% to 43%. and now he faces comedian steven c colbert's sister in a minielection. many people thought sanford's political career was over when he admitted to an affair while he was governor. want to bring in our own candy crowley. candy, wow, what a political comeback story, yes? was this expected? >> well, yes. as a matter of fact he
on the list of things that barack obama will try and address. it's not just an issue of the public likes it, but certain segments of the public are strongly against it. a lot of police departments, not necessarily in favor of massive legalization. a lot of federal funds they won't get for drug interdiction. i don't think this will change any of obama's policies any time soon. >> let's look at the states where any marijuana use is illegal. 26 states in red, have not legalized medical marijuana, nor have they criminalized marijuana, even in more blue states like illinois, so, anna, can we expect this to ever change or perhaps change soon? >> i don't think it's going to change soon. i can see that one of the states on that map is my state of florida, i can tell you that chances of legalized marijuana getting through the current legislature, and the legislature coming in the next few years is zero to none. we have to watch what happens in colorado and washington. if they are able to regulate it, able to make money off of it particularly, if states see that other states are making money off regu
inside the car. police are on the hunt for suspects. >>> meanwhile, today president obama is announcing a $100 million effort to study the human brain. he is hoping the new government initiative will kick off a wave of research to now better understand diseases such as alzheimer's and to develop new drugs. >>> and children under 17 will now be banned from using tanning beds in new jersey. lawmakers made the move after a local woman who became known as "the tanning mom" was accused of taking her 5-year-old daughter into a tanning booth with her. >>> and finally, the motorcycling easter bunny pulled over in southern california for not wearing a helmet. we did show you this yesterday. says it was all a big misunderstanding as opposed to what? e.b., as he calls himself, seen in silhouette and seen here in full regalia insists he was wearing a helmet. it just wasn't attached properly. police gave him a stern warning rather than a ticket this time. e.b. says they're free to use his image to raise awareness, again, i'm not sure of what exactly. so we can all be more generally aware. >> in silh
with federal gun laws facing an uncertain future, president obama ramped up pressure on congress. >> we must do something to protect our communities and our kids. >> surrounded by denver police officers just miled away from the aurora theater where 12 lives were claimed last summer, the president called on congress to do what states already had, pass stiffer gun laws. >> every day that we wait to do something about it, even more of our fellow citizens are stolen from our lives from a bullet from a gun. >> despite the gridlock in washington, 60% believe laws covering gun sales should be more strict, but stiff opposition remains. on wednesday, there was a pro-gun rally in boston, and the nra continues their rally against gun control. >> a lot of times these issues in the states are more in their face, in the face of legislators. the governors are dealing with this every day. >> 87% of americans support expanding background checks, but even that faces a tough road in congress. as for connecticut, the governor is expected to sign the legislation into law later today. the president will visit that s
chasing someone have now come forward saying it was all part of a birthday party prank. police say there will be no charges against the pranksters. >>> and cnn has learned a key ambassadorship may be going to a kennedy. a democratic source says caroline kennedy has been asked to serve as united states ambassador to japan. the source says she is being vetted. back in 2008, her early endorsement of barack obama was a major boon to his first campaign for president. she delivered itwith her uncle ted. >>> check out this new picture of kevin ware, walking. just a day after he broke his leg at a very horrible injury. and it happened on live television. if you didn't see him get hurt, you're actually really lucky. it was one in which to cringe. it is very tough to watch. the reserve guard came down hard on his leg, snapping his shin bone. the bone broke through the skin and actually stuck out for all to see. it was so awful, of course, he screamed in pain, you're not going to see it in graphic detail, you can see the blurred image there. but just watching it, louisville coaches and player
in front of other jurors. >>> president obama in colorado today making his case once again for congress to take action on gun control. he'll meet with law enforcement and community leaders at the denver police academy, not far from the site of the aurora movie theater massacre. colorado just expanded background checks for gun purchases, and placed restrictions on gun magazines. >>> pope francis paying his respects to the late pope john paul ii. the pontiff made a private visit last night to john paul's tomb to mark the eighth anniversary of his death. the pope spent time kneeling in silent prayer at the tomb. pope francis also prayed at the tombs of pope john xxiii and st. pius x. >>> the next iphone could be on its way. "the wall street journal" says apple will start producing a refreshed iphone sometime this quarter. that could mean a summer release. also a smaller, less expensive iphone could be launched this year. there's demand for cheaper phones. last quarter apple's older iphone models sold very, very well. >>> all right a wild ride in a stolen taxi. a suspect fleeing from police
that hutchinson was speaking for himself, not for the nra. president obama, meanwhile, jumps back into the gun debate tomorrow. he's heading to colorado for a speech at the denver police academy. he'll be in connecticut next week. >>> today the president ha his attention on a much different subject. what goes on inside our minds. he wants congress to spend millions of dollars on brain research. lisa sylvester is here to explain what this money hopefully would buy. what does the president want? >> wolf, much the way researchers were able to map the human genome, scientists are hoping to develop actually a map of the brain. and to one day be able to turn on or off certain cells and cure diseases. the white house is backing it up with a proposed $100 million. >> go ahead. >> in this demonstration, with actor alan alda, 8-month-old kendall shows she has mastered the art of imitation. >> good. >> again and again she takes turns copying what the grown-ups do. scientists at the institute for learning and brain sciences at the university of washington have been studying the toddler and baby brain and
early. ebel was killed in a shootout with police in texas. the gun found was matched to the crime scene in colorado. brian? >> brian: it's far from president obama's best shot. he only made two of the last 22 shots during his easter egg roll at the white house. to pour salt in the wound a group of kids bet him he wouldn't make one of the foulrn. the kids were cheering that he missed. but the president did get a consolation hug. he even looks good when he misses. had a rough day, but took the shot. we saw him hit over in kuwait, that shot around half court, so he can live off that for a while. >> steve: the stats regarding the easter egg hunt, not great. but he keeps on trying. >> gretchen: oh! i couldn't play in a lot of games of horse recently. it's always better to play pig than horse. you get to get out a little quicker, before you get -- or you get to win. >> steve: we've got an extreme weather alert for you on this tuesday. wild weather caught on camera in texas yesterday. >> 287. a couple of freak funnels. >> steve: tornado chasers were right in the midst of the super cells in nor
unveiling an nra report that suggests we should fight guns with more guns. it calls for more armed police officers, security guards, and staffers at every u.s. school. the nra also wants to loosen restrictions so teachers can carry weapons. but president obama is on the road pushing a very, very different approach. jim acosta has the latest. >> reporter: john and christine, later today in colorado, president obama will meet with victims and families of victims from the shootings at columbine and aurora. votes in congress on new gun control measures expected later this month, it's now coming down to a battle between president obama and the nra. in a hard push for new gun control laws, president obama is heading to two states still reeling from mass shootings. up first, denver, colorado, near the scene of the movie theater massacre at aurora, and where the president, one white house official says, wants to put the issue back on the front burner. on monday he goes to hartford, connecticut, about an hour from newtown. >> he believes that that passion, that urgency still exists around the coun
conference for you at the bottom of the hour as it happens on time. >>> president barack obama trying to rally support for his push to tighten the nation's gun laws by hitting the road. the president is set to speak at the denver police academy in about two hours. that's not far from the aurora movie theater where a gunman killed 12 people last summer. colorado lawmakers recently passed tough new gun laws including universal background checks and a limit on gun magazine size. president obama wants more laws nationwide. >>> to jake tapper, our chief washington correspondent and anchor for "the lead", he joins us now. so, jake, take us forward. what do you expect to hear from the president today? >> i think what you'll hear, don, is president obama call for congress in washington, d.c. to do what legislators in colorado have done, which is colorado, the president will say is a frontier state, a state that has a history and respect for gun ownership, but they did take some measures to add restrictions on gun ownership including universal background checks, expanding them and a ban on hig
. >> gretchen: now that d.a. also murdered along with his wife. the latest on who police think might be behind this. >> brian: the defense department refusing to give forth hood survivors purple hearts because it would label it terrorism. >> steve: so much for the stimulus. not only does president obama want to spend more tax dollars on public works and stimulating projects, but now he's calling on the private sector to pitch in, too. donald trump here to weigh in with his thoughts on this easter monday. "fox & friends" starts right now >> steve: look at that. ladies and gentlemen, the greatest show on earth, no, we're not talking about "fox & friends," although it is -- we're talking about ringling brothers & barnum & bailey circus in brooklyn. >> brian: lot of you wond what are ainsley does after the 5:00 a.m show. she goes to the circus oftentimes and practices. >> steve: is that our wardrobe department? >> brian: it really is. gretchen turned that outfit down. >> gretchen: thank you, brian. i do like the color of that coat she has on. it's plink sequiny, right? it's something probably none
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